‘Spiral Sequences is a string quartet performed in two movements,’ writes composer Jack Frerer.
‘The first, the shorter of the two, is frantic and pulse-driven, carried by momentum generated by spiraling 16th note patterns and repeated ostinatos. It presents fragments of a sequence-like pattern,
Filmed during Sotheby’s recent sale of items belonging to Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, this video captures the moment that the cellist’s1783 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini reaches a hammer price of £1.6 million. It was sold for a final total of £1,930,000 (including the buyer’s